Home > Books > Violence in the Emergency Department: Tools & Strategies to Create a Violence-Free ED
Violence in the Emergency Department: Tools & Strategies to Create a Violence-Free ED
View PDF

Violence in the Emergency Department: Tools & Strategies to Create a Violence-Free ED

Publication Year: 2009
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Allen, Patricia
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-0-826-11059-6
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 84
  • Description
  • Details

This book educates health care professionals and hospital administrators about all aspects of ED violence.

Violence in the emergency department (ED) is a critical, even life-threatening problem facing ED nurses and physicians daily. Emergency room personnel have repeatedly reported being threatened, harassed, and seriously injured by hostile patients, including psychiatrically ill patients, substance abusers, and criminals, as well as by patients' families and friends. During this nursing shortage, it is imperative that hospital administrators take the necessary measures to create a violence-free emergency room.

The author provides all the essential tools and strategies for preventing violence before it starts, and managing it if it occurs. In this book, Allen provides practical guidelines for assessing the potential risk of violence in the ED and implementing a violence defense strategy and program.

Key topics discussed:
* How to assess the potential risk of violence in individual patients
* How to identify the types of patients that are most likely to be violent in the ED and why they are violent
* How to plan and implement a violence defense program by increasing security, charging penalties and fines, announcing hospital-wide alerts, and more
* How to improve communication strategies with both colleagues and violent patients in the ED
* How to increase awareness of the the significant problem of lateral violence among healthcare personnel

Violence in the Emergency Department will not only help safeguard physicians and nurses from injury, it will serve as one more step toward healing the critical nursing shortage, increasing job satisfaction, and improving patient care.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Allen, Patricia
  • ISBN: 978-0-826-11059-6
  • Specialty:
    Critical Care
    Issues & Trends in Nursing
    Management & Administration
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 384
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2009
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 84

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education.
JOTM
PsycBOOKS® A database of peer-reviewed scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association.
JOTM
Journal of Physical Therapy Education The premier forum for disseminating scholarly works in physical therapy educational theory and practice.
JOTM
Circulation Peer-reviewed reports on clinical and laboratory research relevant to cardiovascular disease.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice
The gold standard in the field of surgery, covers new technologies, innovative techniques, and integrating new scientific knowledge with evolving changes in surgical care.

Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials
Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference in the field, this title brings you the practical, hands-on information you need to effectively evaluate and manage neuro-ophthalmic conditions.